University-Industry Cooperation and Research Program Division,
Research Program Department,
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
5-3-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083, JAPAN

University-Industry Research Cooperation Societally Applied Scientific Linkage and Collaboration

University-Industry Cooperative Research Committees

Aims and Goals

The committee’s purpose is to broadly promote research of mutually converting light and electricity, specially, (1) research of the basic physics of luminescence and photodetection, (2) research of the physical properties of materials and development of materials for luminescence and photodetection, and (3) research and development of devices based on the application of luminescence and photodetection; and we undertake activities meant to develop and promote this field.

Research Themes

1. Investigation and control of phenomena based on the interaction between light and materials
2. Research and development of inorganic and organic electroluminescence and phosphors for displays
3. Research and development of semiconductor materials and devices for luminescence and photodetection, and applied systems
4. Research and development of novel functional materials and devices for luminescence and photodetection
5. Miscellaneous

Committee Chairperson

Yoichiro Nakanishi
Professor Emeritus/Visiting Professor
Shizuoka University


February 1958

Membership Composition   (As of Apr.2017)

Academia: 35
Industry: 22
Total membership: 57

Committee Achievements and Special Activities

The committee has promoted exchanges of information between academia and industry at research conferences, collaborative international conferences, and other forums; promoted international research collaborations and exchanges; and promoted training programs.

1. Research meetings (dates, number of participants [number of participants who are committee members from industry], number of presentations)
There were five research meetings in FY2010 (May 12, 23 (9), five; August 17 and 18, 17 (9), nine; October 25, 21 (10), five; December 10 and 11 [joint session with the 162nd Committee on Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Photonic and Electronic Devices], 15 (4), eight; February 10, 2011 [joint session with Phosphor Research Society], four).

2. Symposia
Support for the 15th International Workshop on Inorganic and Organic Electroluminescence and the 2010 International Conference on the Science and Technology of Emissive Displays and Lighting (St. Petersburg, September 27 through October 1, 2010)

3. Efforts related to the training of young researchers
• An award has been established to commend young researchers who have achieved conspicuous success in basic and practical research related to mutual conversion between luminescence and photodetection.

• Two winners were selected from among the young researchers who gave presentations at the second FY2010 research meeting, and they received subsidies to cover a portion of their travel expenses to participate in a related international symposium.

4. Recognitions through the 125th Committee Outstanding Achievement Award and the 125th Committee Contribution Award

We have established an Outstanding Achievement Award for people who have had conspicuous results in this research field and have contributed greatly to this committee’s efforts, and a Meritorious Service Award for people who have contributed greatly to this committee’s efforts over many years. Two people were presented with the Outstanding Achievement Award and one person was presented with the Meritorious Service Award in FY2010.

5. Through the home page of the 125th Committee, we are opening the contents and plans of the committee and aiming to share information among the committee members by setting up a news column in the proceedings of each research meeting.

• Proceedings (internal reference materials) were published for the five research meetings in FY2010.

• We compiled materials which include research meetings that were held after the archive for 1st to 200th meetings (in print and CD form) and a database was constructed for use in future activities.

Plans for future activities
Five research meetings will be held in FY2011, and they will serve as forums for information sharing, exchange, and collaborative research between academia and industry, and will involve presentations and discussion on research results, and reports about investigations. Specific topics in the meetings include “LED lighting”, “Coating-based optical devices”, “Display technologies”, and “Organic and visible LEDs”. The committee additionally plans to hold seminars to more widely publicize the content of its activities. Further, this committee holds joint research meetings with other university-industry cooperative research committee(s) and aims at exchanges with researchers in other fields. Through presentations at research meetings, awards, subsidized travel to international conferences, etc., we will train the young researchers who will become the future leaders in this field and support their continued growth.

Committee Web Site